Art World Headlines (8/9-8/15)

Miami Artist Smashes  Million Vase

Not in the know? Here’s a look at what made headlines in the art world this week:

Leon Black’s Phaidon Buys Artspace in Wager on Web Sales
The deal is the latest in a wave of mergers and partnerships shaking up the Internet art market evan as profit in the industry remains elusive.

‘Antiques Roadshow’ Finds $1 Million Boston Red Stockings Baseball Trove
The collection of 1870s baseball memorabilia was brought to the New York City taping of the PBS program on Saturday.

What Sotheby’s Isn’t Advertising About Its Private Sales
Private sales at the New York-based auction house have plunged following the auctioneer’s public feud with activist investor Daniel Loeb.

Damien Hirst Opens Other Criteria in SoHo
The arts-based publishing company will sell books, prints & editions, photographs, clothing, sculptural works, and jewelry.

Baroque Masterpiece by Guernico Stolen from Italian Church
The missing Guernico is one of the most serious art thefts to happen in the country in the last decade.

Florida Artist Pleads Guilt in Ai WeiWei Vase-Smashing
Maximo Caminero of Miami has agreed to 18 months of probation and payment of $10,000 in restitution.

The Frick Collection Announces a New Interactive Mobile App
The app will provide instant access to content related to every work of art in the museum’s permanent collection.

German Artists Say They Put White Flags on Brooklyn Bridge
The artists explained that they only wanted to celebrated “the beauty of public space” and the great American bridge whose German-born engineer, John Roebling, died in 1869 on July 22, the day the white flags appeared.

The Hi-Tech Tour Guides Taking Over Tate Britain at Night
Art lovers all over the world can log onto the Tate Website and control four robots to explore the museum’s artwork after dark.

Museo Reina SofĂ­a plans another expansion
The director of Madrid’s Modern and contemporary art museum wants to add 3,000 sq. ft of additional exhibition space.

Melbourne Art Fair Delivers Buoyant Sales and Attendance
After a tough couple of years, the art fair is getting back on its feet with a new director and an increase in sales and attendance.

Prize-winning art, on your tablet and in the gallery
An exhibition of creative apps is on view in Germany and will tour internationally.

Paris’s Picasso Museum Set to Reopen
After five years of delays and difficulties, the museum’s reopening is finally set for the artist’s birthday, October 25th.